Feelings are neither good nor bad, they simply are. Kids need words to name
their feelings, just as they need words to name all things in their world.
The Way I Feel uses strong, colorful, and expressive images which go along
with simple verses to help children connect the word and the emotion.
The way I feel written and illustrated by Janan Cain. Silly, silly is the way I feel
make a funny face and wear a goofy poofy hat that takes up lots of space.
Scared, I'm shaking because I'm scared all alone in the dark at night the thunder
and lightning crashing roar hold
me close and turn on the lights. Disappointed,
the plans were made so long ago for you to visit me today but now you can't
come after all I'm disappointed we can't play. Happy, the smile you see upon
my face as the sun shines in the sky shows the world that I feel happy and my
mood is soaring high. Sad, sometimes I feel so very sad and really don't know
why instead of playing and having fun I cry and, cry and, cry. Angry, angry is how
I feel right now I shout with a mighty roar I mostly want to frown and growl and
stomp upon the floor. Thankful, the wheel fell off my brand-new truck I needed
some help from you. You kindly fixed my favorite toy I'm thankful for all you do.
Frustrated, and frustrated because I can't do it. It's hard and I want to cry.
I don't know whether to give it up or to give it another try. Shy, if someone says
hello to me, I suddenly feel so shy instead of waving back at them I hide my
face and walk on by. Bored, I can't make up my mind. There's nothing I want to
do the day drags on and on. I'm feeling bored and blue. Excited, I'm bouncing
like a rubber ball. I'm more excited than I can say it's really hard for me to sit
when I'd rather jump and play. Jealous, I want to play with you right now.
I don't think taking turns is fair I'd rather have you to myself. I'm jealous when
I have to share. Proud. I did it. I did it. I shout to the crowd getting dressed by
myself makes me feel proud. Feelings come and feelings go. I never know
what they'll be silly or angry or happy or sad they're all a part of me.
1. Enumerate those feelings that she mentioned in the story.
2. Can you control your emotions well? How?
3. Describe how you feel today.